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Today in World War II History—June 28, 1943

Avro Lancaster bombers of RAF No.44 Squadron, 1942 (Imperial War Museum: TR 197)

Avro Lancaster bombers of RAF No.44 Squadron, 1942 (Imperial War Museum: TR 197)

75 Years Ago—June 28, 1943: Royal Air Force bombs Cologne, Germany, heavily damaging the cathedral and ending the Battle of the Ruhr—total of 872 British bombers lost.